Collaboration over competition makes for better business, relationships, AND social impacts.

More than a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of the crisis are still being deeply felt by many charities across the country. The latest data from Imagine Canada shows the…

Grant to Support Sustainability in Charities as Challenges Continue to Evolve

The Sustainable Recovery Grant (SRG), a multi-year partnership from local funders, provides entrepreneurial coaching to charities to help them build sustainability and resilience in four key areas: revenue, operations, people, and impact. When these areas…

May 2022: Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

Sustainable Recovery Grant In response to COVID-19, a funding stream is available to support sustainability and resilience for the charitable sector. Successful applicants will receive one-time grant funding for 6-12 months of customized coaching on…

Seeking Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for Social Impact

About The Role Purppl is seeking two or three permanent, part-time Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) to coach, collaborate, and build respectful and trusting relationships with social entrepreneurs and social impact leaders. Your work with clients will focus…

March 2022: Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

  Social Enterprise & Scaling Impact Streams Innoweave provides funded coaching access for organizations looking to expand a program or implement a new approach or deepen their social impact. Yes, Purppl can provide the coaching….

February 2022: Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

The Greater Good by Madeleine Shaw, Social Entrepreneur and Author. The Greater Good is an inspiring, practical and deeply personal look at a growing movement of non-traditional entrepreneurs whose ventures are focused on creating social…

January 2022: Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

Valley First Community Endowment Projects that enhance the resourcefulness and resiliency of individuals in the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions. This focus can support programming that improves people’s capacity and ability to care for themselves…

November 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kelowna General Operating Grant This program aims to provide assistance to non-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations which provide impactful, quality programs and services, demonstrate sustainable operations and contribute to the realization of the City’s…

Recently Launched Social Enterprise makes impact on Canada’s first national Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Photo Credit: Kelly Terbasket overlooking her family’s traditional territory, at nkwrulauxw (yellow dirt). Photo by Chehala Leonard kinSHIFT generates over 700 paid registrations in 3 months, for workshop series for non-Indigenous settlers.   South Okanagan…

October 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kamloops Social and Community Development Grant Interested organizations can apply for up to $30,000, and the grant can go towards operational costs, special projects or seed money for a social enterprise initiative. Projects will be…

September 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Thrive Impact Fund Thrive Impact Fund is a place-based fund that sees untapped potential in local communities and a desire for investors to see their money make both financial and impact returns. Who Should Apply…

August 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kamloops Resilience and Recovery Grant The grant sponsors social enterprises to participate in the Resilience & Recovery Program, a 6-12 month entrepreneurial coaching program. The program helps organizations build sustainability and resilience in four key…